Whilst their first album “Enduring The Massacre” broke Dyscarnate onto the British Death Metal scene it was the follow up, 2010’s “And So It Came To Pass” that cemented them as one of the UK’s best upcoming Death metal bands. Like its predecessor “And So It Came To Pass” is also getting reissued by Siege Of Amida records and to all intents and purposes stands just as tall as it did when it was first released.
Like the bands first album “Enduring The Massacre” its packed with as many good riffs as some bands write in their entire career, ranging from the trashy face melters of ‘In The Face Of Armageddon’ which recall the blasts of pure hatred you would get from a Dying Fetus album, to the the largest of grooves that don’t sound a million miles away from Decapitated.
It is also surprisingly catchy with most tracks having a shout along moment which sound huge live with 300 or so pissed up metal fans yelling “RISE!! RISE!!!” (Cheers Damnation Festival 2013). Combine this with the insanely groovy riffs and ferocious blast beats that pepper the album throughout and you’ve got a great combo. The album is what I would describe as “Good drinking death metal”, brutal and punishing but still allows you to grab a hold of it with both hands and scream straight into its face.
The albums centre piece is the track ‘The The Promethean’ which is by far the grooviest song the band have ever written. It could be placed straight into Lamb Of God‘s “Sacrament” and it wouldn’t seem out of place at all. I have a feeling it will go down as their ‘Davidian’ moment.
On the back of the re-release of both their albums, Dyscarnate will be main support to Chimaira on their upcoming European tour, if you get the chance check them out and witness one of the best live bands in the UK.